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Sean Highkin

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Name: Sean Highkin
Date registered: July 2, 2012

Latest posts

  1. The Magic, analytics, and you — March 5, 2013
  2. Recap: Cleveland Cavaliers 118, Orlando Magic 94 — February 25, 2013
  3. Did the Magic get enough for J.J. Redick? — February 22, 2013
  4. The Magic’s two rising stars — February 14, 2013
  5. Recap: Orlando Magic 110, Portland Trail Blazers 104 — February 11, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. The case for trading Dwight Howard to the Lakers — 18 comments
  2. Examining the Magic’s trade deadline outlook — 6 comments
  3. #ORLrank 10: Bo Outlaw — 6 comments
  4. Beginning to consider the 2013 NBA draft lottery — 3 comments
  5. #ORLrank 4: Penny Hardaway — 2 comments

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Mar 05

The Magic, analytics, and you

AP Photo/John Raoux This past weekend, six members of the Orlando Magic’s basketball operations department attended the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at MIT. That group included general manager Rob Hennigan and assistant general manager Matt Lloyd. The event, founded by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, has been growing consistently in stature since its inception …

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Feb 25

Recap: Cleveland Cavaliers 118, Orlando Magic 94

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE As with most games this season for the Orlando Magic, the final score is almost meaningless. A different roster brought about the same result. Orlando got blown out at home by a bad Cavs team, who pulled out a convincing 118-94 victory despite a relatively mundane …

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Feb 22

Did the Magic get enough for J.J. Redick?

Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images The one big move that most fans and analysts expected the Magic to make before Thursday’s trade deadline came down to the wire, but general manager Rob Hennigan sent J.J. Redick to the Milwaukee Bucks, along with Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith, in return for Beno Udrih, Doron …

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Feb 14

The Magic’s two rising stars

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Over the weekend, the NBA announced that Magic rookie forward Andrew Nicholson would replace injured Pistons center Andre Drummond in the Rising Stars Challenge, joining Nikola Vucevic as the other player representing the Magic at All-Star Weekend in Houston. While this event is, needless to say, entirely meaningless, …

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Feb 11

Recap: Orlando Magic 110, Portland Trail Blazers 104

BOX SCORE Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Finally. The Magic didn’t just pull out a win, finally snapping a season-high 12-game losing streak. More than that, they won a game in convincing fashion. They led for the majority of the game, more or less, once J.J. Redick checked into the game in the …

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Feb 06

Anatomy of a losing stretch

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images As Noam Schiller noted on Tuesday, a big reason for Orlando’s recent losing stretch is because they’ve regressed badly defensively. The Magic went from having a top 10 defense in the first month and a half of the season to having one of the worst defenses in …

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Feb 04

Recap: Milwaukee Bucks 107, Orlando Magic 98

Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE Going into this game, it didn’t seem very likely that the Magic would have a shot. They were without three starters (Jameer Nelson, Arron Afflalo, and Glen Davis) and the Bucks’ depth looked to be too much for the inexperienced portion of Orlando’s roster that was …

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Jan 28

Recap: Detroit Pistons 104, Orlando Magic 102

Photo by FPaul Chapman/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE The Magic’s offensive strategy in Sunday’s loss to the Pistons was pretty simple: Get the ball to J.J. Redick and hope he can get a three-pointer off. The box score will show that other Magic players had excellent games, namely Jameer Nelson, E’Twaun Moore, and Nikola …

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Jan 25

Examining the Magic’s trade deadline outlook

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images The Magic have traditionally been very active at the trading deadline over the past few years, if not in making deals, then at least in being involved in talks. Their motives this season, however, are very different than in past years. During the 2010-11 season, Otis Smith swapped Rashard Lewis’ …

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Jan 21

Recap: Dallas Mavericks 111, Orlando Magic 105

AP Photo/John Raoux BOX SCORE Despite starting off hot and jumping out to an 18-4 lead over the Mavericks, the Magic lost this game in the first quarter. Orlando owned the first half of the opening period and it was looking as though they were headed for a morale-boosting blowout of a reasonably superior team. …

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